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Ana Ivanovic Shocks Serena Williams in Australia

Ivanovic beats Serena 2

In a stunning upset, Ana Ivanovic defeated five-time champion Serena Williams in the fourth round of the Australian Open. Ivanovic came from a set down to prevail 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in 1 hour and 56 minutes. It was the 26-year-old Serb’s first victory over Williams in five attempts.

“It’s amazing,” said Ivanovic. “Honestly, I went on the court and I just wanted to play the best I could. I’m so thrilled.”

It was Williams first loss since August 2013.

Ivanovic, seeded 14, will face Eugenie Bouchard or Casey Dellacqua in the quarterfinals.

Cover Photo (Creative Commons License): NAPARAZZI

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